Belford Oaks is a purpose-built, not-for-profit, community-based centre, which is registered for 35 children each day.
We are situated amongst oak trees, which is fundamental to our name and central to the local community.
We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach developed by Loris Malaguzzi, to children’s learning and through this approach we understand that children use many different ways to express their thoughts and creativity. The Educators at Belford Oaks recognise the environment as the third teacher and place great emphasis on exploring the natural environment; this is evident in the educational setting we create for the children especially the outdoor play spaces.
At Belford Oaks we provide a fully Funded Kindergarten program with in our Long Day Care setting. The Kindergarten Program is run by a Bachelor trained teacher five days a week. The Kindergarten room is a 3-5 year old room with 15 children a day. Government requirements for children attending a Funded Kinder in the year before school are that children must be enrolled in our service for a minimum of 15 hours a week. As our program is run for 5 hours a day 5 days a week children must have access to a minimum of 3 days a week.
To find out more about our Funded Kindergarten Program please see our information sheet.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm.
Belford Oaks CCC closes for approximately two to three weeks over the Christmas period, two days throughout the year for educator professional development and all Victorian Public Holidays.
Belford Oaks’ National Quality Rating is:
Exceeding the National Quality Standards
Our practice is guided by a statement of philosophy which we develop as a team. It outlines our values, beliefs and commitments in an early childhood education setting.
To view our Centre Philosophy click on the following link: